There's something that's been on my mind for a while... There was this woman the other day at the mall play area who was ignoring her daughter. About 18 months old and just saying, "Mama, Mama," and reaching up to be picked up. The mom ignored her until she started crying, and just sat down crying, saying, "Mama," in between sobs. Then the mom got up, picked her up, and walked out angrily. Why do parents act like this?
Then my mom told me about this woman who was hitting her baby (a year or maybe a little less) in the face for crying. Apparently she kept saying, "stop crying," then giving him or her a little smack on the cheek. My mother actually yelled at her as she was driving past, which is very weird for my mom because she is not at all confrontational.